Friday, June 19, 2015

4 New HD channels on Peo TV lineup

Four new HD channels have been added to the Peo TV lineup. They are

  • HBO HD
  • HBO Signature HD
  • HBO Family HD 
  • KBS World HD
This brings the total number of HD channels on the Peo TV platform to 8 in total. Sadly these HD service cannot be accessed by those outside the colombo who are unable to FTTH services. It's quite clear that Peo TV will not make these channels available on ADSL/ADSL+ networks due to capacity issues.
Peo TV is well on it's way to have the highest number of HD channels for locally operated pay television networks.

The HD movie channels will most definitely give Peo TV a boost where services are available. 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

PEO TV HD

It's been a few days now Peo TV HD channels are showing up for subscribers who are using FTTH services. Previous the HD channels were available under the old system but now after some updates the channels are showing up for the Net Gem set top users.

Sadly the channels won't be available island wide any time soon. Presently FTTH services are mainly concentrated in Colombo & in certain suburbs.

The channels available on HD are 
1) Animal Planet HD World
2) TLC HD World
3) Fashion TV HD
4) Luxe TV HD

In addition to these a test channel is also rumored to be on air. Additionally the Self Care option is now available for the new set top box, VOD & SVOD facilities are expected to be added soon.

There has been some backlash from subscribers over Cinema World, it has not been a worthy replacement for Star Movies which pulled out from this region earlier in the year. The best replacement would be Fox Movies Premium & we are not sure whether there is any effort being made by Peo TV to secure this channel.

Due to bandwidth issues SLT will not be allowing ADSL subscribers access to HD channels. Disney Junior has been officially added to the Peo TV line up & is no longer on test.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Disney Junior testing

Kids channel Disney Junior is being tested on the the new platform by Peo TV. With competition to increase on the local pay television market Peo TV should make urgent moves to make additions or risk losing out.

We sincerely hope that more new channels are made available on Peo TV soon & the rollout to the new platform is completed ASAP.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Replacement for Fox Crime

With Fox Crime due to wind up operations on 19th April, it's still not clear what will replace the channel. The most likely replacement is switching to the Asian version, however it's not confirmed whether this is even possible.

Judging by the replacement to Star Movies India hopefully it's not another foreign language channel. Also the replacement for the channel is officially Star Movies Select HD a new channel expected to launch somewhere in April. Since it's a HD channel, it will not be available on PEO TV, not to mention that Star Movies too pulled out of Sri Lanka.

So lets hope that PEO TV replaces Fox Crime India with a channel like AXN Asia!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Peo TV Software upgrade, etc

As per news coming out on the Peo TV camp, the last few days have seen software updates (v 7.01) being rolled out to the Netgem set top boxes. There are unconfirmed reports of some subscribers receiving the new Net Gem set top box.

However the rollout is said to be extremely slow, some Netgem set top boxes haven't received the software updates too.

Additionally channels such as "Dream TV" & "Bollywood Masala" have appeared on the Netgem platform as a result of the update.

The transfer is expected to be completed by the end of April, however this may be unlikely taking into consideration that New Year Holidays are around the corner.

In other news it turns out that cost is one of the issues preventing Peo TV from adding more International channels.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

NDTV Good Times & more...

With effect from day before yesterday & as of last night Peo TV have halted the broadcast of life style & cookery channel NDTV Good Times. This move comes all of a sudden & could probably be a temporary move for some sort of maintenance work.

In other news it has been reported that Peo TV would be completely switching over all subscribers to new IPTV platform during the course of this month, however as of today there has been no evidence of this happening.

There were also rumours of them planning on addition a slew of channels, however these cannot be confirmed as yet.

Please keep us updated on the latest on Peo TV as the days progress.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A few changes coming your way...

According to reports being received a few changes are expected on PEO TV in the near future. From Feb 28th to March 2nd all PEO TV subscribers will be moved to the new Netgem based platform. This conversion will start from Colombo, for those out of Colombo we are not sure whether the conversion will happen on the said dates. PEO TV will visit houses and change the IPTV boxes.

Channels 15, 16 & 18 (Dream TV, Channel One Six & Knowledge TV) are to be discontinued & according to reports these channels are not available on the new system. It should be said that these channels are PEO TV operated virtual channels.

The channel slot occupied by the now defunct NTV will be replaced by an unnamed International channel. In addition PEO TV is also on the lookout for a channel having similar content as Star Movies. Any progress regarding HD content will be most likely after migration subscribers to the new platform.

We hope these things happen as planned otherwise PEO TV will face serious consequences. PEO TV remove all third grade virtual local channels & concentrate on quality International channels.